Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

Well I just wanted to post the Valentines Day care package that I sent to my husband. I wanted to wait until he had it before I posted about it on here ( :
Firstly, unless you are newly in a military relationship you already know that when it comes to the packages..getting the large flat rate box is your best bet.
 I had went to Target & scoured the dollar spot there and pick up some scrap booking paper and conversation heart stickers. I knew I would use these solely for decorating purposes so I covered the walls on the inside of the box.

 On one of the plain red sides I covered it in the conversation hearts. In my package of hearts there were ones that said "text me" but I omitted those since, well, he can't.

 When choosing what to put in your box always make sure it not only reflects you, but also your relationship and your significant other! Inside of my box was:

  1. a teddy bear holding a heart that says "yours"
  2. blank cards- that I wrote on- 7 of them
  3. chocolate covered fortune cookies
  4. an R2D2 box with chocolates
  5. hershey kisses
  6. some Frisches Big Boy valentines (its our favorite place)
  7. like 26 fruit roll ups 
  8. a frog stuffed animal 

"Happy Valentines Day Baby!"

This is without the fruit roll ups & his other animal!

"Come home! Missing you LIKE CRAZY!"


I think my first care package was a success. So tomorrow I am going to dinner and a movie with my little brother for Valentines Day. I've never really been like a crazy person about Valentines Day. I don't know, to me it just feels like another day that is inching by throughout this deployment. Bleh. Well I hope everyone eats lots of chocolate and has a fabulous Valentines Day!

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Jo's FFF

I am so excited to introduce the newest segment on Love on the Homefront! Follower Feature Friday!!! Basically I am going to feature a different woman/man who is in a military relationship. I hope this will help with networking for the individuals who are featured and also, I think it's nice to get to share your story once in a while. Without further a-do our first featured milSO is JO.

"Let us live so that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry." - Mark Twain

Jo is 20-something, and her fiance's name is John. John is in the Navy. Jo & John have been together for 21 months and engaged for 8. Jo is a teacher & her favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird.

Her favorite memory with John was "hugging him for the first time when he came home on R&R from Afghanistan during this current deployment. It was the best feeling to see him, hold him, and know he was safe..." 

Their Story in Jo's Words
"John and I met as members of the trumpet line in our college’s marching band. We went on one disaster of a date in college but remained friends. We gradually fell almost out of contact after college when I accidentally blew off his second attempt at a date. Fast forward a year. John shipped off to boot camp and randomly, I saw that his brother had posted his address on Facebook. I wrote John a note. He wrote back. Letters turned into hours-long phone calls, which (finally) turned into a date that did not end in disaster!" - Jo

She gives this advice: "Take one day at a time. Don’t think about how much time there’s left in your countdown; just think about how far you’ve come."

When asked to explain why she felt her story with John was unique she said, "I think the sequence of misses, poor communication, and dumb luck in our story makes it interesting, if not unique. Had I not been on Facebook at the time John’s brother posted his address, or had the letter not gotten to John, or had I decided never to write him at all, our story would never have happened. It’s pretty incredible that the sequence of events that happened, did."

Follow Jo on Twitter @JoMyGosh & her amazing blog -
I've only been communicating with Jo for a little while, but she is amazing and her blog is adorable, please show her some love and let her know how special and how supportive you are of her. Thank you Jo!

I wish Jo & John a very happy life, which I'm sure they will have. Happy Friday loves!

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